With Thames Television (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Van der Valk (1972–1992)
120 min | Action, Drama
Gritty British-made Police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cynical Dutch Detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk (Barry Foster) and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings, and political corruption.
3. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family
Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.
5. The Sweeney (1974–1978)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jack Regan and George Carter are hard-edged detectives in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. They pursue villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent and - more often than not - successful.
6. The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (1969– )
60 min | Drama, Crime
Mr JG Reeder is an employee of The Department of Public Prosecutions, unassuming in appearance, but blessed with a razor sharp mind. Reeder solves mysteries, under the watchful eye of his larger than life boss, Sir Jason Toovey.
8. British Men Behaving Badly (1992–2014)
45 min | Comedy
Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.
11. Callan (1967–1972)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Greg Callan's cousin David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and ... See full summary »
12. Bless This House (1971–1976)
30 min | Comedy
Bless This House centres on life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »
13. Public Eye (1965–1975)
60 min | Crime, Drama
Cynical, dour and world-weary, private eye Frank Marker is frequently the unwitting stooge in bigger criminal wheels in his attempts to make a tenuous living on the outskirts of London.
14. Jack the Ripper (1988)
TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.
15. Man About the House (1973–1976)
30 min | Comedy
One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »
17. Danger UXB (1979)
60 min | Action, Drama, History
Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »
18. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A recently orphaned young woman goes to live with eccentric relatives in Sussex, where she sets about improving their gloomy lives.
Votes: 6,502 | Gross: $5.60M
19. George & Mildred (1976–1979)
30 min | Comedy
George and Mildred Roper are forced to leave their home in South Kensington (as the landlords in Man About the House (1973)) when they receive a compulsory purchase order from the council. ... See full summary »
20. Greed (1924)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.
Votes: 8,920 | Gross: $0.16M
23. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.
Votes: 7,058 | Gross: $12.45M
24. Fresh Fields (1984–1986)
Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy
Popular British sitcom about middle-aged suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have left home, so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.
25. Hannay (1988–1989)
52 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »
30. Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)
99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, widowed father William Smith (Jeremy Irons) and his son Danny (Samuel Irons) live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to ... See full summary »
32. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.
34. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)
60 min | Drama
This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.
35. Lytton's Diary (1985–1986)
60 min | Drama
As portrayed by Peter Bowles (The Irish R.M., To the Manor Born), London gossip columnist Neville Lytton exudes a sophisticated charm that masks a tenacious commitment to his job. Whether ... See full summary »
38. Special Branch (1969–1974)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Groundbreaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists, and subversives.
39. Widows (1983–1985)
301 min | Crime, Drama
Three armed robbers, Harry Rawlins, Terry Miller and Joe Pirelli, die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows, Dolly Rawlins,... See full summary »
42. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1983–1985)
30 min | Comedy
James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London). He's troubled by ... See full summary »
45. The Wind (1928)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.
47. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)
30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »
49. The Naked Civil Servant (1975 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.
50. The Tomorrow People (1992–1995)
TV-Y7 | 25 min | Sci-Fi
The Tomorrow People are the next stage of human evolution. They can teleport, communicate by telepathy, heal with the power of thought and they are unable to kill or harm any living ... See full summary »